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Author:  Clinton [ Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:06 pm ]
Post subject:  A product I use called "Coco-Tex"

A product I use for my houses called "Coco-Tex". Works great for me. I believe it's what was used on some of the real vintage houses. Maybe the coconut mystery has been solved? But-- of course, that's my opinion! ;)

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Author:  paulrace [ Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: THE GREAT COCONUT MYSTERY FINALLY SOLVED???

Clinton, is that the same as this stuff? Sometimes called Coire? https://www.amazon.com/Coconut-Husk-Fib ... way&sr=8-6

Most manufacturers claim there's a long bleaching process to get it "lily white." Are you saying that white occurs in nature?

Sorry for all the questions. That would be cool if we can recreate it here using products like the one on Amazon.

- Paul

Author:  paulrace [ Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: THE GREAT COCONUT MYSTERY FINALLY SOLVED???

Here's some that appears naturally white, wholesale from India. Apparently the long prep period has more to do with separating the fibers than the color:

https://www.ec21.com/product-details/Co ... 90448.html

Thanks again. Please let us know how your trials work out.

Paul

Author:  Pete R.Oehmen [ Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: THE GREAT COCONUT MYSTERY FINALLY SOLVED???

Here was my reply to Clinton... MYSTERY NOT SOLVED Even with these pictures I can tell it's not what the Japanese artists used back in the 1930's. Of course you know that I worked 2 hard years back in 2007 rediscovering what they really used. After those two years I was happy with the results and that I had rediscovered the original material. I started selling my newly rediscovered Coconut in 2010 Coconut, the word used to describe this texture coating was a nickname given because it resembled shredded coconut. It has nothing whatsoever to do with real coconut. Our good friend Barbara Lovejoy gave it this nickname way back around 2000 Your product looks neat and can serve as a substitute but it's not Coconut. Take a microscope and compare the two products side by side, they will have nothing in common. So the mystery is not solved but when the analysis comes back from the University of Wisconsin-Madison we'll have an exacting material match. But I like your new material.

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